3 Jun 2015

Vice President Osinbajo leads Nigeria's delegation to World Economic Forum on Africa

The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is leading a delegation of government officials to the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), holding in Capa Town, South Africa.

Focus at the forum will be on infrastructure development, financing for the region, economic growth, entrepreneurship, safeguarding Africa’s democratic dividend, Africa’s mobile technology, data revolution and designing of smarter cities among others, a programme on the WEFA website showed.

The forum will also discuss how best to tackle the issues facing the continent.

Professor Osinbajo is expected to give a talk on issues related to youth employment and job creation.

The three-day forum will have in attendance about 1,250 persons made up of leaders, government officials, notable public and private sector players, people from the academia and civil society groups.

Another big issue that the forum would give maximum attention is terrorism.

Conversation will start on Wednesday, June 3 and the forum would try to come up with practical ways of combating the different challenges facing the continent.

Agriculture is another sector that most African countries have not fully explored and it will form part of the talks at various meetings.

The immediate past Minister of Finance in Nigeria, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Mr. Uche Orji of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority are also attending the forum.

It is hoped that at the end of the three-day meeting, some realistic ideas and practical solutions to Africa’s numerous challenges would be evolved.

Africa has become a hotbed for investment, as it has continued to record good growth potential despite the challenges facing some of its economies.

Credit: Channels

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